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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Harrison Smith III

Class

So.

Hometown

Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

Eldorado High School

2019-20
Named a MW Scholar-Athlete and named to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
2019 XC: Finished 27th in the team scoring (32nd overall) at the Lobo Invitational with a time of 17:00.15 … ran in the “B” race of the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, finishing in 26:03.7  for 81st overall … finished 49th at the MW Championships with a time of 24:48.7 … ran 33:18.9 at the NCAA Mountain Regional to finish 90th overall.
2020 Indoor:
  Ran 4:20.33 in the preliminary round of the mile at the Mountain West Indoor Championships …  ran the third leg of the DMR at the Mountain West Indoor Championships that finished sixth in 9:56.62 … did not finish in the 3000-meter at the Mountain West Indoor Championships … runner-up in the mile at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational after running a personal-best 4:08.02 … finished 12th in the 800-meter at the UNM Team Open after running 2:02.43 (altitude converted) … ran 4:13.41 (altitude converted) in the mile at the UNM Team Open to finish third … finished seventh in the mile at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a time of 4:22.20 (4:16.49).

2018-19
2018 XC: Did not compete.
2019 Indoors:
Saw action in four meets during the season … ran a season-best 3000-meter time of 8:44.86 at the UNM Team Invitational on Jan. 26 … ran a season-best 800-meter time of 1:54.30 to finish second at the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 2 … logged his season-best mile time of 4:13.16 at the Don Kirby Elite on Feb. 9.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won district in the 1600 as a freshman… As a sophomore won metro and state titles in the 1600… won district in the 400 as well as metro and state titles in the 800 along with a runner up finish in the state medley as a junior… won district in cross country and competed in the Millrose Games as a senior… won the metro 800 and state medley as a senior… earned four letters in cross country and track and field… earned cross country all-district in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and all-state in 2016 and 2017.

PERSONAL
Born in Albuquerque… parents are Harrison (Chip) and Andrea Smith… has two siblings, Wyatt and Jett… grandfather, Harrison Smith Sr. (1955), mother (1993), father (1995) and a cousin all graduated from UNM… grandfather ran track in 1955 and was inducted into the UNM Alumni Letterman Hall of Honor in 2010.. father ran track in 1995 and cousin Matt Everett ran cross country and track from 2008-12… cousin of Mackenzie Everett, who is currently running cross country and track… majoring in business.